Author: Michael McIntyre
Genre: Adult Memoir
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication date: 14/10/10
Running time: 8 hours (approx)
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second that sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking fifty-four date Arena tour.
But how did he get there?
Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography Life and Laughing. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic and above all very, very funny.
I borrowed this from my local library.
I don’t usually review non-fiction books. I’m making an exception for this one because it’s by far the best audiobook I’ve listened to in a long time.
LIfe and Laughing is both written and narrated by Michael McIntyre, the latter was definitely a good decision, I don’t think anyone else could capture the tone, humour and accents quite like the man himself. Michael McIntyre takes us through his life from childhood to successful comedian (the good and the bad) in a brilliant, insightful and hilarious manner.
From the moment I pressed play I could not stop listening, or even laughing throughout. I wouldn’t have loved it half as much if I read it myself, my inner voice wouldn’t have done it justice. I cannot recommend it enough!
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